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a 2017 action role-playing game by Monolith Soft for the Nintendo Switch. Use this tag for questions regarding the game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. For the original game use [xenoblade-chronicles]

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Do Heart-to-Hearts provide some bonus?

Heart-to-Heart events are really good for getting to know characters, yet I'm curious if they provide any other bonuses. In first Xenoblade Chronicles, H2H improved relationships between characters, ...
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Is there any way to see all elemental combos outside of combat?

I really love Specials Combo system in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, with all this bindings and elemental orbs. But it is hard to pick proper Blades loadout outside of combat for most optimized combos and ...
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Where can I find Overdrive Protocols?

Overdrive Protocols let you transfer Blades between Drivers, but they seem to be extremely limited. Where can I find them?
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Where can all of Poppi's Technical Manuals be found?

So, to upgrade Poppi, you need technical manuals to learn how to make parts for her. I've really only found one in the old factory in Mor Ardain. Trying to find all of them so I can make Tora a more ...
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What do elemental icons next to enemy names mean?

When fighting an opponent, sometimes there will be an elemental icon to the right of an enemy’s name. I suspect this indicates either an elemental weakness or resistance, but I’m not sure which. ...
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What’s the difference between Normal and Easy in Tiger! Tiger!

The Tiger! Tiger! mini game in Tora’s house has two selectable difficulties: normal and easy. What’s the difference between normal and easy? Do you get better rewards on the higher difficulty?
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Is third Blade slot restricted by plot?

I'm now on third available location of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and I've stocked on a lot of crystal cores so far, so I've decided to set extra Blades for my characters for more vast combos selection, ...
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Is there a reason to send money home?

After you get through the tutorial, the courier, Max, will offer to let you send additional money home to Leftheria. Is there any real reason to do so?
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How do you buy premium cylinders?

I'm on the last chapter in the game, have maxxed my salvage rank and dev level for every city (except one). I can't seem to find a place to buy premium cylinders. I've heard that they can be bought ...
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How are you supposed to get Lockpicking 99?

Found this chest in Temperantia and at first I figured I could open it just because it was a fairly low level area compared to me. Then this happened. Like, seriously? Or is this chest just not ...
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Can I check my bonus XP without sleeping in an inn?

Early in chapter 1 you learn that sleeping at an inn lets you use bonus XP earned from doing quests to level up. I’ve had times where I’ve spent money to sleep in an Inn, only to realize I didn't have ...
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What order were the Xenoblade Chronicles games designed to be played in?

I have never played Xenoblade Chronicles, but seeing recent trailers it's a series I'd like to get into. Will playing the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before playing the original Xenoblade Chronicles mean ...
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Is there an easy way to get ether crystals for Poppi?

So I've just unlocked the last form for Poppi and while it should make Tora more useful again, to really power him up will require a load of ether crystals. Is playing Tiger! Tiger! the only way to ...
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What does Mumufa mean by "Stinky drivers repel their Blades"?

In the Argentum Trade Guild on the Goldmouth Flight Deck, there's an Informant named Mumufa. One piece of information he sells is "Stench" which says: Stinky Drivers repel their Blades. Too ...
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What are the item rarity colors in Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

I’ve noticed that items I get from salvaging in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 come in a few different colors. (White, orange, purple). I assume these represent item rarity, but I’m not sure what each color ...
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How does Overdrive impact Affinity Chart of Blade?

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there is the possibility to transfer non-plot Blade between Drivers. It is called Overdrive. Yet, I'm not sure how it works. Most abilities of Blade are determined by the ...
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Are there actual levels in Tiger! Tiger! aside of first one?

I've managed to beat level 1 of Tiger! Tiger! minigame several times. getting some equipment for Poppi. Yet, game doesn't allow me to continue to level 2, and just ends. So, my actual question is - ...
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What unique Blades are not available through random drop from generic Cores Crystals?

Most of my unique blades were obtained randomly by activating common and rare core crystals. Yet, some of those Blades were obtained by putting some effort into certain activities. E.g. So, how much ...
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What is an efficient way to make gold?

I regularly find myself out of gold. There seem to be a lot of options (salvaging, item turn in, etc) but it's hard to figure out what's the best way to make gold. What are the best returns on ...
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What determines the booster types received when releasing a blade?

What determines the type of boosters I receive after releasing a blade? Is it based on the type of blade I'm releasing or is it random?
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How do I prevent pouch items from auto-refilling?

When I add a consumable item to a character’s pouch, it is set to last for a limited amount of time. When the timer runs out, the pouch is automatically refilled. This means if I have ten steaks in ...
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Is there any benefit to using different drivers/blades?

I will use some approximation if I can to avoid spoilers. I am at a point in the game where I have 2 extra drivers. I've always played with the 3 from the beginning because after a quest from the ...
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Do pouch refills count for favorite item conditions on the Affinity Chart?

Some Affinity Chart unlocks for certain blades have a condition to use a blade's favorite pouch items a certain number of times. Some unlock conditions require using a specific item (Pyra) while ...
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How to get on island below Hardhaigh Palace?

For one of quests in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I need to get to island, which is placed directly below Hardhaigh Palace and its bridge. Yet, I see no way to get there safely. There are no elevators, ...
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Is there any missable/locked out content at any point?

Is there any content in this game that is easy to miss, or locked out at any point in time? It's a fairly long game, with no new game+ (yet), so knowing what might be missed would help a lot going ...
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How are Thought Cloud stats determined?

The Thought Cloud stats are displayed as the Bravery, Truth, Compassion, and Justice diamond. These are the stats used in blade bonding. Check the bottom right of the screenshot below to see it. ...
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How do I kill the Phantasm boss that keeps multiplying?

The final boss of Spirit Crucible Elpys is a phantasm that, whenever you get him down to 25% he goes invulnerable and multiplies. It seems there's a max of 6 at any given time. How do you kill him ...
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Is there a way to skip the cinematic when resonating with a blade?

I already know you can skip the "presentation" cinematic of the blade once you've finished resonating. But I'd like to skip the previous cinematic when your character is resonating with the core ...
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Which common blades should I hold on to?

While bonding with core crystals, I hit the limit for how many blades I can have at once. I need to start releasing Common Blades to make room, but I’m not sure what Blades I should release. Are ...
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What is a Blade Combo finisher?

One of the requirements on my blade’s Affinity Chart is to “Perform a Blade Combo finisher.” It’s the last node on the chart, but I can’t figure out how to complete it. What is a Blade Combo finisher?...
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What does Gradient Correction do?

In the camera settings for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there’s a confusingly vague option called Gradient Correction: Adjust the automatic behavior of the camera when traversing gradients. What does ...
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Can I ever stop using Tora

I just completed chapter 1 of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I really like the idea of this game (I never played the first one). One thing that absolutely makes me want to throw my controller at my T.V. ...
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Are there actually Blades with 3 or 4 crowns?

I've bonded numerous Blades already (I believe it is 60+ cores), and already got several rare (5 crowns) Blades. Yet, aside of this, I'm getting only common 1-2 crowns Blades (which are one of 4 ...
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What happens to items equipped to a character that leaves the party?

I reached a point in the story where a player character has left my party. Specifically: What happened to the items and aux cores I had equipped to that character and their blade? Were they returned ...
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Do drivers gain experience if they faint in battle?

If a driver faints during a battle and I defeat an enemy without reviving them, does the unconscious driver still get experience points?
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Can a blade's Affinity Chart reward be earned before completing the previous level?

I recently unlocked level 3 of Dromarch's Affinity Chart. Level 2 of the Raging Tiger skill is incomplete with a hidden unlock condition of "???" while level 3's condition is visible as &...
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What do each of the traveling bards do?

Traveling bards, in exchange for bonus experience, trade you items. They seem to be on every Titan. I think each one trades a different item. What can you get and at what prices?
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How to start rare blade Dagas side quest Lost Kingdom?

I believe I must be missing a step or prerequsite as I am running around Midorl bridge in Mor Ardain upper level at 16:00-18:00 with Kagas equipped as the "first blade" on his driver to no avail. I ...
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Does Tora get more blades?

I've just unlocked the third blade slot for my other characters but Tora is currently a bit under-powered considering he only has one possible element to add to any combo and one set of arts.. Does ...
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What types of shops usually sell deeds?

I'm now on deeds "hunting" trying to purchase every single possible deed in the game (if not blocked by progression, obviously; plotwise, I've just met Lila). Some shops probably are missing sellable ...
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What are Salvager Rank Certificates for?

In Argentum, you can talk to certain nopon, so he can assess your "Salvager Rank". As for now, all I've found out is that once you advance in rank, you receive some useful items, but that's all. Are ...
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How do you release a Blade?

I've seen on some sites that mention you can release a Blade to gain materials that make creating new rare blades much easier. I can't seem to find any options for it yet. Is there a specific npc I ...
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What are the special Blades Gramps mentions (and how are they unlocked)?

After getting your first Core Crystal, Gramps mentions that with a high enough luck stat, you could spawn a special Blade. What kind of luck threshold is there and what Blades can you unlock this way?
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Where do I use the Control Room Key in Mor Ardain's Old Factory?

I found a Control Room Key by Bulge Harbor in the Old Factory of Mor Ardain. I vaguely remember a locked door in the factory, but I can't remember where it was. I can find information about the key's ...
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How do you increase a Blade's strength?

There are a lot of merc missions that require a certain strength to proceed with them. Since this seems to be the only thing in the game using strength, is it right to assume that just sending them on ...
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What do the ideas do?

In Chapter Two, when summoning my first new blade I noticed that when summoning a blade, four ideas are show which are: Bravery Truth Compassion Justice These ideas seem to be directly related to ...
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What does sorting items by "Other" do?

When viewing the categories for Unrefined Aux Cores, Aux Cores, or Accessories in the item list, there is an option to sort items by "Other". What does sorting items by Other do?
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How do I tell which items I've bought from a store?

Stores in Xenoblade 2 offer Store Deeds after you've purchased one of every other item in a store. When I see that I have 0 of an item, I often can't remember if I've never bought the item before or ...
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How does recalling a blade from a mission work?

If I try to engage a blade while they are on a Merc Group mission, I get a notice asking if I want to recall the blade from their mission. How does recalling a blade work? Will recalling the blade ...
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What exactly is the damage bonus when performing a series of three auto attacks?

According to this wiki : performing a series of three Auto Attacks makes the amount of damage of each attack increase I remember that from the tutorial at the beginning of the game plus the fact ...
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